View Full Version : Little Landscape Makeover
01-29-2003, 06:30 PM
Acrylic on masonite 9" X 12"
I posted this earlier.I have tried to improve it a bit using some good advice from some nice people. Did I make it better, or worse?
Don't hesitate to speak your mind because I am very grateful for the help I get here.
looks fine to me......the unifications through color helped.
01-29-2003, 11:50 PM
I agree. I liked the old one. But I like the new better still!
01-30-2003, 12:14 AM
Oooh, nice. As said before, unifying the sky and grounds really brought it together. Frame it!
01-30-2003, 07:11 AM
I like what you have done with it, but I think I like the drama in the sky in the first one better. I like the addition of colour in the shrub in the foreground.
01-30-2003, 11:25 AM
01-30-2003, 06:45 PM
Ted, Jeff, Kathy, Slowdown and Luzie,
I really appreciate your taking the time to look and comment.
I have so much trouble trying to figure out what works and what doesn't. Having someone else give me their impression means a lot.
01-30-2003, 08:17 PM
Somehow, I like the first one better. The sky seems more realistic (oops, there's the "r-word" again), and I see no lack of unity in the colors.
Just my opinion
01-31-2003, 07:40 PM
Thanks for looking and posting. I honestly can't make up my mind which sky I like best. I just like skies I think.
01-31-2003, 09:05 PM
Excellent Mary you have achieved a great feeling of depth in this painting, I like it very much---------well done--------------Alan
02-01-2003, 02:50 AM
Colour unification has brought it togehter.
Billyg. :D :evil: :angel:
02-01-2003, 12:03 PM
I like them both.
The old one has some colour matches between the foreground bush which is quite strong, with the subdued mountain back left.
The second has a more overall colour match.
I hope you have both !!! LOL.
02-01-2003, 06:05 PM
Alan, Billy and Geoff,
I want you all to know how much your comments are appreciated.
I really appreciate your taking the time to look and let me know what you think.
02-01-2003, 11:04 PM
Mary, I know I'm late to this but...wow! Great job! I too like the second one better and here's why. The sky in the second one seems to recede better. It's not competing with the lower half. I also love the touch of color on the bush. Gives a focal point.
02-02-2003, 10:16 AM
Hey, it's never too late to post. Thank you very much for taking the time. Your kind words are much appreciated.
02-02-2003, 10:02 PM
Gee, I think they are both good. I like the soft colors in the new version but I also agree the sky is dramatic in the old version. Almost like same scene, different times of day.
02-03-2003, 10:09 AM
Thanks for the comments. I know I tend to get carried away on the sky, but here in Arizona , it's our best feature.:D
02-04-2003, 02:42 AM
Oh yeah! We vacationed around Sedona two years ago and I recently dragged out all those photos when I got my new set of pastels in Southwest colors. Arizona skies are the most dramatic I've seen anywhere whether it's sunny or stormy, midday, sunrise or sunset. Cannot wait to get back there to paint again.
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